On good teams coaches hold players accountable, on great teams players hold players accountable

— Joe Dumars

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We can talk about the value of sportsmanship on one hand, and on the other hand, the leading shots, highlights ... you see every night are the outrageous and unsportsmanlike, so I think there is a double standard here. On the one hand, we complain about it, on the other hand it's the first thing you see every night.

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I didn't so much think I needed to address the shooting need.

What we needed was somebody who could come in and play the two-three (shooting guard-small forward) spot. If he could've been a pure shooter, great. But if not, we still needed somebody to give us minutes there. I like the guys we've got.

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You lose that sacred-cow status when you lose three straight years.

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Everyone is more focused on presenting the best that the league has to offer, rather than the worst.

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The one thing that I really want, ... is for our second group to be an energy unit. That's what we had in our championship run, and that's what I think you are starting to see with this group.

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We have very smart players and they've been fortunate to play for three very good coaches.

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I think the (brawl) made the league and the players more conscious of our responsibility to the public.

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Any coach worth his salt will take a look at that and say, 'I'll take my chances with that'

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